Program Update: Census of Marine Life – August 2011
The “Beyond 2010” Workshop: Building a New International Science Program Beyond the First Census of Marine Life is only one month away. Members of the Census community and a Science Planning Committee have been preparing a scientific strategy to catalyze a new program of integrated international research in marine biodiversity in the spirit of the first Census of Marine Life while addressing new questions and emerging themes of importance to the scientific community and society as a whole. The aim of the “Beyond 2010” workshop is to present and discuss this strategy, with a focus on engagement of the broader scientific community and plans and actions for implementation.
In preparation for the workshop, we are asking members of the ocean community to give their input to this process by filling out a survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Beyond2010Survey. We would appreciate your feedback as we work to build a new program.
For more information and to register for the Beyond 2010 Workshop, please visit http://www.comlsecretariat.org/community-resources/beyond-2010-workshop/. It’s free to register but space is limited, so please register soon.
And for more information about the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, please visit http://www.marine-biodiversity.org/.